[GLLUG] SMS text scam warning

Fred Youhanaie fly at anydata.co.uk
Sat Apr 24 10:12:35 UTC 2021

On 24/04/2021 10:18, Alain D D Williams via GLLUG wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 10:10:03AM +0100, Greater London Linux UUG wrote:
>> Hello,
>> bbc.co.uk/news/technology have relayed a warning from GCHQ about huge numbers
>> of messages sent to UK mobile phones claiming that there is a parcel on its
>> way, please download the "app" to get tracking details. It is nothing to do
>> with a parcel, the "app" is spyware aimed mainly at Android phones.
> How hard would it be to get the app removed ?
> +1 to the warning but please do more.
> I must admit to being pleased that GCHQ is coming out of their bunker and
> shouting warnings like this -- well overdue; these scams are truely a threat to
> national security - or perhaps security of many UK nationals.

The public side of GCHQ is NCSC

It is worth subscribing to one or more of their various RSS feeds,
listed at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/rss-feeds

This particular alert is explained here:


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